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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
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The view is absolutely 5 star the lines and process to get to the view however is 3 at best. I understand a lot of people want to see this and it is hard to control that large a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The view is absolutely 5 star the lines and process to get to the view however is 3 at best. I understand a lot of people want to see this and it is hard to control that large a crowd but the way it is done now is basically just a free for all. The problem with this is you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A must see when in Seattle. Quick elevator ride to the 73rd floor. Admission is $12. There is a snack/coffee bistro in the room. Amazing views of Seattle and bay. The three floors below the lobby have cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing view of Seattle. The building is almost like it's own city. Everything you can imagine is available. The Observatory is full of facts about the terrain and history of Seattle. It's quite breathtaking.

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

After a great lunch, only took me 3 minutes to ride the elevator and have this amazing view! You can actually look all Seattle in a very short walk around. If you visit Seattle you sure have to visit this sky observatory, you might want to get some food first and also enjoy the food and the views from the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you're in Seattle on a sunny day and you want to see the city from the highest point (without being in a plane or helicopter), go to Columbia Tower observatory; Columbia Tower is the tallest structure in Seattle. It offers a much better view than the Space Needle for almost half the price (although the Space Needle is great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I loved the view of Seattle but it was hard to take pictures without getting the wire fence in the picture, otherwise great.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Yes, it's a typical tourist attraction, yes, it's flooded with people, and yes, it's a must do while visiting Seattle! It's a very recognizable iconic landmark with lots of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The views of Seattle and the mountains and lakes will dazzle you! A very inexpensive way to get this wonderful birds eye view. From the ground you just cannot appreciate all the beautiful water and greenery and mountains that surround Seattle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Like all experiences similar to this, it's fun to see the city from the Sky Needle. It's not the tallest, but it's a Seattle icon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great views from an iconic landmark - as you'd expect. Plan your trip for morning or evening for the best light and arrive early to avoid crowds.

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